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#326 I Was Born Afraid - Jenny Jaffe

By Paul Gilmartin

The comedic writer/performer and mental health advocate who started shares about the tremendous support she received from her family when depression anxiety and OCD had her close to suicide by age 10, and even more despondent from 15-17. Her story is a great example of parental support, the power of coping skills, and proof that even people from safe supportive homes with no trauma in their lives can suffer from mental illness because the issue is often one of chemical imbalance. Follow Jenny on Twitter @JennyJaffe and @JennyJaffe on Instagram Check out her Facebook page Visit her website And of course check out This ep is sponsored by BetterHelp online therapy.  To try it and get a week for free go to  To support the podcast consider becoming a one-time or recurring monthly donor or donating frequent flyer miles. It can be done at  Monthly donors using Patreon can begin for as little as $1/month and qualify for occasional free stuff from Paul, like mini-episodes and more. To sign up go to  Another way to support the show is to give it a nice review and rating at iTunes or spread the word through social media.  

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